Thundercat Powerboat Racing heading to Portsmouth

RYA Thundercat National Championship, 27-28 June ThunderCat powerboat racing will be heading to Portsmouth this weekend, 27-28 June. Dubbed the world’s toughest watersport, 21 four-metre inflatable boats will compete in Rounds Seven and Eight of the RYA ThunderCat National Championships. Under the power of their 50hp outboard the boats can reach speeds of more than 60mph as the team’s battle for pole positions, a place in the top 12 and ultimately the winner’s trophy. Spectators will be able to view this free event from the promenade and beach, while an “F1 style pit lane” on Castle Fields, will allow those attending to get close to the boats, race crew and support teams. Race sponsor and ev

Surf's up at Fistral Beach

Rounds 5 and 6 in RYA P750 British Championship James Tapp, ‘The Surf Master’, driving Microlink / Ahmad Tea put together another master class in racing both, on and off the surf, winning both of the rounds held at Fistral Beach last weekend (30-31 May). Fistral Beach – Round 5 Bligh Julius racing in Team 33 – Multispark Racing Products, was expected to be Tapp's main challenger, but was forced to pull out of the weekend's racing when his co-driver Dan Lewin was injured during the second heat on Saturday. Julius the 2014 ThunderCat British Champion said afterwards: "I could have continued racing with another co-driver but I like to race with someone I know. It's looking like my focus will no